Sligo Rovers v Waterford rearranged fafter Covid-19 cancellation

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The Sligo Rovers v Waterford FC League of Ireland clash has been given a new date after it was called off due to a Covid-19 scare last week.

The game was initially scheduled for Tuesday August 4th, but it had to be cancelled after a Waterford FC player displayed coronavirus symptoms.

The game has now been rearranged for Tuesday, August 18th with a 5.45pm kick-off.

The FAI said: “The player did not train and Waterford FC suspended the training session and the player will now undergo a Covid-19 test.

“As a result of this suspected case, the SSE Airtricity League has postponed Tuesday night’s game pending the result of the player’s test. The player in question did not play against Shelbourne on Saturday but did travel with the squad. The FAI’s medical team will now review all aspects of this case before making any further decisions.”

According to Waterford FC: “At 8:45am this morning (Monday, 3 August), a player from our senior team reported to the club doctor with flu-like symptoms and has been sent for testing immediately.

“We are awaiting the results of the test, however, until the results of the test are known, the club will cease all operations including training and staff meetings.

“Our Covid-19 management team will work in conjunction with the FAI and HSE to ensure that every precaution possible is taken.

“This may not be a confirmed case and we do not wish to cause any unwanted concern, however, the safety of the players, staff and public are of the utmost importance and for that reason, we will not be traveling to Sligo for our Tuesday fixture.

“We will continue to keep the public and media fully informed via our social media channels.”

League of Ireland clubs underwent an extensive Covid-19 testing plan prior to the restart of Irish football.

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